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Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Paradox

Chapter 1. The Scientific Sources of the Paradox

  • Two dimensions
  • Taxonomy
  • Typology
  • Darwin and Mendel
  • Two Vocabularies
  • The Power of the Ordinary Language Construct

 

Chapter 2. The Political Sources of the Paradox

  • Social Categories and Their Names
  • After the Civil War
  • Discrimination
  • The ‘One-Drop’ Rule
  • Counter Trends

 

Chapter 3. International Pragmatism

  • The Racial Convention
  • Implementing the Convention
  • Other International Action
  • Naming the Categories

 

Chapter 4. Sociological Knowledge

  • Theoretical or Practical?
  • The Chicago School
  • In World Perspective
  • Social Race?

 

Chapter 5. Conceptions of Racism

  • Writing History
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Teaching Sociology
  • Sociological Textbooks
  • Political Ends

 

Chapter 6. Ethnic Origin and Ethnicity

  • Census categories
  • Anthropology
  • A New Reality?
  • Nomenclature
  • Sociobiology
  • Ethnic Origin as a Social Sign
  • Comparative Politics
  • The Current Sociology of Ethnicity

 

Chapter 7. Collective Action

  • The Rediscovery of Weber’s 1911 Notes
  • Four Propositions
  • Closure
  • The Human Capital Variable
  • The Colour Variable
  • Ethnic Preferences
  • Opening relationships

 

Conclusion: The Paradox Resolved
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Index

What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

Michael Banton†

178 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-603-2 Hb Published (October 2015)

ISBN  978-1-78238-717-6 Pb Published (October 2015)